Steph is a freelance writer and editor who, after 15 years as a sex writer, inevitably ended up with a baby. Her daughter, Emily Lorraine, is just 3 months old. When she's not doing the mommy thing, Steph spends most of her time collaborating with sexuality professionals on books, blog posts and other forms of content. She is the Senior Writer and Editor for AASECT, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. She has also been published in "Playgirl," "Time Out New York," "New York Press," Babble and other publications. In addition, she is a vinyasa yoga instructor, a bookworm and a crazy cat lady. You can learn more about her on her word nerd and yoga nerd websites.
What was your favorite childhood toy?
My E.T. doll, hands down. I loved that thing to death. In fact, I loved it so hard its skin has been rubbed away, its eyes have gone murky, and it has band-aids on its wrists, a pencil inside its neck (to keep the head up), and a handmade scarf / neck brace to keep it all together. E.T. still holds a place of honor in my bedroom.